The Greenhouse

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Religion

Location: PO Box 348138 Sacramento CA 95834 USA

Mission: Our mission is to cultivate a thriving community by nurturing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of our youth and inspiring them to grow to their fulll potential.
Programs:

Evergreen provides 25 kids in 1st through 6th grade with a safe, fun, and nurturing environment in which to work on homework, improve academic skills, and participate in recreational activities. Children are paired with an adult volunteer, a “Study Buddy,” who helps them with homework and develops a mentoring relationship with them. Because we believe strongly in the importance of relationships, we maintain a low child-to-adult ratio (3:1). Each of our Study Buddies works with the same group of kids each week, allowing them to develop a close relationship and establish consistency in the kids’ lives. In addition to working on homework, Evergreen students complete Rocket Math worksheets to improve their math skills and Read Naturally passages to increase their reading fluency. On Fridays, kids participate in Workshops such as art, community newspaper, computers, and sewing. Workshop experiences stimulate their creativity, boost their self-confidence, and help them discover their gifts and talents. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the GreenHouse. I have been a part of this organization since 2002. The GreenHouse cares deeply about the families in Gardenland Northgate community of Sacramento, CA. The witnessed an outpouring of love and support into the community. I have seen the volunteers and staff blessed by the community as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Relationships being formed between the community, staff and volunteers. I have seen volunteers join the board from the community. I have seen childen grow in their academics and faith.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse is an outstanding organization. It is committed to working with the community to identify and help provide the resources its youth need to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. Through the various programs offered (after-school tutoring, mentoring, summer day camps, a youth group for teens, leadership development, and skill-building workshops), the youth are inspired to reach their full potential and provided with the resources that will help them get there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the youth develop leadership and life skills as a result of participating in one or more of The GreenHouse's programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse is an amazing organization that is well-run and faithful to the vision God has given us for our neighborhood. Many incredible volunteers come to serve among the families who live in low-income apartments here. Often they feel a call to "help the needy" and when they do, they begin to experience the giftedness of the people they come to serve. It is truly humbling, and the board, staff and volunteers all feel blessed to be a part of what God is doing to transform this neighborhood one family at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the way the volunteers and staff have learned so much about being good neighbors, and seeing young people begin to reach their potential in so many new ways.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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The GreenHouse is an amazing community center that serves families by focusing on the educational, leadership and developmental potential of the children. The GreenHouse offers afterschool tutoring for through 12th grade, evneing "youth group" for the 5th grader through the teens, a leadership development program for the teens, and 2:1 mentoring for 5-12 graders. What sold me on the GreenHouse is the love the students have for the place and it's people. they love the field trips to experience snow for the first time, or to go camping for the first time, or to go ice skating on an outside rink; but they love more how the GreenHouse makes them feel. They light up when they arrive and hate it when programs end. I support the GreenHouse because I believe it is a fiscally-responsible organization that truly cares for children and manages to produce educational results.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

-raising student's reading fluency rates. -increasing student's memory math skills. -creating regular opportunities for parent-teacher-agency communication. -student in the leadership program presenting to City Council and collaborating on projects.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

 
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